Brisbane is set to celebrate its Irish heritage with the opening of Finn McCool’s Irish Bar in the heart of Fortitude Valley in late autumn.

Billing itself as an authentic Irish watering hole, Finn McCool’s aims to become your go-to destination to savour signature Irish dishes with a contemporary twist, while enjoying a selection of Irish, local and international beers.

Finn McCool’s will have its own laneway bar, The Causeway, serving up gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner offerings seven days a week. With fresh, locally sourced ingredients, including meat from an Irish butcher based in Brisbane, every plate is expected to be abundant in flavour and character.

Guinness and Kilkenny will be on tap (obviously), alongside a range of local, premium and international beers, ciders and pub favourites. The Causeway will also serve boutique wines, seasonal craft beers and cocktails, from refreshing mojitos to sweet salted caramel martinis and classic gin, vodka or tequila based blends.

For the early risers and commuters, The Causeway will be open from 7:30am every morning, offering barista-made coffee to grab on the go or enjoy with breakfast.

“We wanted to bring an authentic Irish pub to Brisbane but with a modern twist,” says co-owner Sean Heanen. “We’re very excited to share our Irish heritage with locals, bringing a real taste of Ireland to Brisbane, with our traditional Irish food, beer, bands and great Irish staff — some freshly imported just for Finn McCool’s.”

The bar will broadcast live sports from home and abroad across multiple massive screens, and from Thursday through to Sunday, the venue will host live music nights featuring local acoustic acts and bands. Turning the Sunday session into an all-day affair, Finn McCool’s will also offer up a traditional Sunday roast, trivia and pool competitions.

Finn McCool’s will be located at 295 – 301 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley (the venue is currently undergoing a major $3.5 million dollar refurbishment), and is expected to open in late Autumn. For updates, visit